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#20963 - 01/24/03 08:12 PM new guy
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Registered: 01/23/03
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Loc: Skidmore, Missouri, USA
Hello I am new to the web site and discussion area. I have read a lot of information and I really like reading what has been discussed. I have learned many new things from the site, and I hope to learn more. Does anyone know of any good books to help a person learn and help retain what they have learned? My boss tells me that I am not picking the trade up very fast and that I should be able to do more than I have been doing. I will admit it takes me a little longer to learn some things than others. My boss has been in the business for 30 years and is a lot faster than me. Any suggestions to help me retain more?

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#20964 - 01/24/03 08:58 PM Re: new guy
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Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 582
Loc: young harris georgia usa
Welcome rj, Are you getting all the info you need? I heard the same s....t for 3 years from 2 different ec's. No matter what I did Iwas never smartor fast enough for them. I learned how many ways you could do something right and still be wrong,because "thats not the way I want it done stupid" usually in front of everyone else on the job.Fortunately, I found a good man to work for, stayed with him 14 yrs.Maybe rj, its the teacher not the pupil!

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#20965 - 01/24/03 09:16 PM Re: new guy
rj Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 23
Loc: Skidmore, Missouri, USA
I have been told by another guy in the shop thatmyboss really is not a teacher. I have learned more from the other guy than my boss. I really enjoy working in the trade. My boss gets mad when I ask the other guy questions and not him, when I do ask my boss he ask me the same question back just saying it different. Thanks for repling.

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#20966 - 01/24/03 09:24 PM Re: new guy
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
rj,

Welcome!
Which areas do you think you are weak in?
If you can give some specifics it might help.

Bill

[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 01-25-2003).]

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#20967 - 01/24/03 10:42 PM Re: new guy
Happi_Man Offline
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Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 213
Loc: Columbus, Ohio - USA
good question Bill...

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#20968 - 01/25/03 07:19 AM Re: new guy
rj Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 23
Loc: Skidmore, Missouri, USA
Well I have a little trouble with motor starters and keeping things simple. I don't always think of the simple things first. I am not a great conduit bender either. We don't do a lot of new conduit.

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#20969 - 01/25/03 07:35 AM Re: new guy
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Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 208
Loc: Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
if you go to the ecn bookstore they have a book that is pretty good we used it in school and i still have it on my tool box at work, you can also buy a workbook with it that has you do all kinds of motor wiring in the workbook here is a link to that will take you right to the book.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det...=glance&s=books

you could also go to your local tech school or college and find a book similar to this or the new version

[This message has been edited by jlhmaint (edited 01-25-2003).]

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#20970 - 01/25/03 07:45 AM Re: new guy
rj Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 23
Loc: Skidmore, Missouri, USA
THanks for the help. It is really appreciated

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#20971 - 01/25/03 07:49 AM Re: new guy
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Registered: 05/25/02
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Loc: Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
found one other thing not sure if help but i had it bookmarked
http://www.industrialtext.com/eBooks/Intro_to%20Circuit.PDF

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#20972 - 01/25/03 07:59 AM Re: new guy
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Loc: Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A

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